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    Vanadium dioxide to revolutionise electronics

    VO2 acts like an insulator at room temperature but is a conductor above 68°C.
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    Re: Vanadium dioxide to revolutionise electronics

    Having something dependent on temperature seems like it would be very difficult to control in a meaningful way, not only would you need to accurately measure the temperature but you also need some way of increasing and decreasing the temperature of each individual part.

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    Re: Vanadium dioxide to revolutionise electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Having something dependent on temperature seems like it would be very difficult to control in a meaningful way, not only would you need to accurately measure the temperature but you also need some way of increasing and decreasing the temperature of each individual part.
    hence their interest in whether they can induce the phase change by other means. Equally though a temperature driven activation would allow design of sections of, say, a CPU/GPU core that only kick in under high-stress + temp boosting performance on demand, but gating off when idle/for low usage. The drain current doesn't look too good atm though, log scale on the y axis - so they'd need to sort that out first.

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    Re: Vanadium dioxide to revolutionise electronics

    True but it seems there are easier ways to boost performance on demand than depending on temperature, it's interesting but it seems to trying to reinvent the wheel.

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